Nonfiction on Canine Companions, Author Editing, and Guy Clark | Xpress Reviews

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This lightweight coffee-table book will elicit broad smiles from dog lovers and photography fans; for author’s editors and possibly scholarly communications librarians; a well-informed, in-depth look at Guy Clark’s life and career

Nonfiction on Being a Beach Boy, Music, Mortality, and Murder | Xpress Reviews

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Memoirs from Beach Boy cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love; a review of positive stances toward our mortality; readers will have a strong understanding of what it was like to live in the United States in the late 19th century

LJ Media Reviews: October 15, 2016

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Chambers takes listeners The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; revisit 1916: The Irish Rebellion; plus Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words; and a bunch of students Saved!

Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews

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Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews

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This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Nonfiction: Disco, Makers, the Beatles, Presidents, Lois Lenski, College Essays | Xpress Reviews

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The night disco died; on the Maker movement; backstage with the Beatles; for political junkies; on children’s literature in general and Lois Lenski in particular; boiling down the college essay process into something manageable

Nonfiction: Another Strategy in the Breast Cancer Wars | Xpress Reviews

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Another view of the breast cancer wars and its strategies; recommended for most patient health collections

Nonfiction: Birds’ Brains, Disney Animators, the 60s, Driving in Russia, Easy Dinners | Xpress Reviews

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Avian brain structure and how it may have evolved; animating Disney’s musicals; pastor Moody on managing one’s identity; the 1960s as seen through The New Yorker; an intriguing read for anyone interested in Russian history; Younkin’s family-friendly recipes

Nonfiction on Owls and Helping Kids To Unplug | Xpress Reviews

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Calvez’s volume on owls is an optional purchase, perhaps of most interest to naturalists in the Pacific Northwest; providing parents with an instant solution for the proverbial “I’m bored”

Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews

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An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing